The 41 mm Panoptic Telescope Eyepiece by Tele Vue:
With the Panoptic series, Tele Vue has taken the Wide-Field concept to Nagler-like performance levels. The Tele Vue 41 mm Panoptic eyepiece is a big brother to the 24 mm Panoptic (largest 1.25" field). With its 46 mm field stop, the 41 mm Panoptic delivers the largest 2" field possible. An adjustable and removable screw-type top allows quick, comfortable eye positioning. The scalloped shape gives a positive grip. Of course, multi-coatings, blackened lens edges, filter threads, rubber grip rings and exemplary construction are standard on all Panoptics. Little niceties such as a cover for the eyeguard, and an undercut in the barrel for extra locking security complete the package. A double identifying ring distinguishes all Panoptics in your eyepiece case.
"Using my Wide-Field design as a starting point, I looked to bring Nagler-like performance to the 60-degree+ field class with the Panoptic series. The idea of a lens to "interface" between the eyepiece and Barlow struck me as the proper way to keep size, weight and cost to a minimum while improving edge of field performance even further." - Al Nagler
About the Tele Vue Panoptic BIG Barlow Interface: You can double the power of any eyepiece with the 2x Big Barlow, but adding the interface lens brings the pupil back to original position when used with long focal length eyepieces such as the Panoptic 41, 35, or 27 mm 2" models. The combination of interface and Big Barlow mimics the Powermate concept.
All Tele Vue products are available to ship world-wide from OPT, and effective July 1, 2008, are covered by a Five Year Worldwide Limited Product Warranty! Always be sure to save your original packaging materials should you need to return any Tele Vue product for warranty or repair.
OPT Product Number: TE-EPO-41.0